Welcome to the Liz McNicholl website.


A little about Liz

Liz McNicholl grew up in a small village in Co. Meath, Ireland, and came to the United States in 1985. She spent a short time in Boston and later moved to New York where she established herself as a musician in the tri-state area. The plan was to be here for just a year. Needless to say, she fell in love with America and decided to stay. She has now made her home in Hamden, CT where she runs an early childhood music program called "Music Together" (DBA: “Musical Folk” ) in New Haven, Hamden, Woodbridge, Branford and Madison ( In 2002, Liz released her debut solo album called "Grand Central Station" which featured Joanie Madden from Cherish the Ladies, Gabriel Donohue, and Eamonn O'Rourke. The album is a combination of folk, celtic and original tunes.

About the Crickstones

Liz started her own Connecticut based band in 2002, now called “The Crickstones” which hails some of the finest musicians in the area. Their sound has been evolving into a crisp blend of folk, americana & bluegrass style over the years with many originals songs and tunes intertwined in their repertoire. The Crickstones consist of Liz McNicholl (guitar), John Hurley (guitar/mandolin), Fred McKay (bass), and Peter Blossom (dobro/guitar). Their self titled Crickstones debut CD was released Oct 2009 featuring many of their original tunes!